Exhibitions & Projects

All screenings, exhibitions, artist projects, and performances are free to attend and all are welcome.
Please see Venue Access Notes for more information on specific venues.

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Film Screening

BOOTWMN (Canada/US/UK 2015)  10:36 minutes
Paige Gratland
Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM
Owens Art Gallery, 61 York St.

Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico boot maker, handcrafting wearable pieces of art.  When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Francisco tattooer to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas.  BOOTWMN is a heartwarming, intimate and at times funny portrait of the queering of a traditional art form.

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Exhibition Opening

Secret Citadel
Graeme Patterson
Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM
(Following BOOTWMN film screening)
Owens Art Gallery, 61 York St.

Secret Citadel explores the trials and tribulations of male friendship through an experimental stop-motion animated narrative by Sackville artist Graeme Patterson. Guided by a variety of subtle gestures and intense interactions, an anthropomorphic bison and cougar create a bond that spans all stages of maturity. Playful creativity brings them together while violent awkwardness tears them apart. Eventually the extremes of their relationship create a semi-automated existence as their various animated and live-action forms venture through a self-referential world.

Image: Still from Secret Citadel, 2013, digital video, 29:48 minutes, edition 1/5. Purchased by the Owens Art Gallery with funds from the Ruth Eisenhauer Bequest.

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Performance

drink
Kristin Nelson
Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Royal Canadian Legion, 15 Lorne St.

drink is an overt commentary on our precious natural resources and the effects of our consumer culture on them. Disposable cups were woven by hand, and in cotton on a floor loom, by some of Riding Mountain National Park’s most stunning lakes and in the artist's studio. Kristin Nelson invites you to have a drink to help in the continuation of a new art installation on display at Neutral Ground (Regina) in December, 2018.